Tag: Tennessee

The Most Creative Festival Contests I’ve Ever Encountered

testingThe Most Creative Festival Contests I’ve Ever Encountered

The Best Festival Ever The fine people of Bell Buckle, TN know how to throw a festival. The Moon Pie Festival was a blast! A bare-chested band who can’t sing performed for folks who sat on bales of hay. Members of the general public who could sing rocked it at a karaoke stand. It was […]

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You Have HOW Many Salt & Pepper Shakers?

Just 20,000 or so sets. Is that unusual? The Salt & Pepper Shaker Museum in Gatlinburg, Tennessee is must-see. Why, exactly? Because everything else in Gatlinburg in woefully touristy, neon-y, and kitschy. Because you had no idea that salt and pepper shakers were made in so many styles. Because there are walls dedicated to themes: […]

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Cornbread Festival

The NATIONAL Cornbread Festival celebrated its 15th year when I visited in May 2011. Way to go¬† South Pittsburg, Tennessee to have a national presence! And a presence it did have: thousands upon thousands of people and even a newspaper printed just for the occasion. Personally I don’t think that was necessary, nor did they […]

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Jack Daniels’ Bar Miztvah Project

While just a wee thing, Jack Daniels learned about distilling whiskey. When he turned 13 his teachers found the error of their ways and took to the Spirit, instead of spirits, and left Jack to fend for himself. And fend he did, making a product, brand, and a successful business. Indeed, he became a man […]

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